Josh McRoberts Fined $20K for Forearm Shiver on LeBron James

by April 24, 2014

The referees may have let Josh McRoberts off easy in Game 2, after he nailed LeBron James in the throat with a forearm shiver. But the NBA is hitting McBob where it hurts the most: his wallet. From the press release:

Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts has been fined $20,000 for making unnecessary and excessive contact with Miami Heat forward LeBron James, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

The foul against McRoberts, which occurred with 50 seconds remaining during the Heat’s 101-97 win over the Bobcats on April 23, at AmericanAirlines Arena, has been upgraded to a Flagrant 2.